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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 1 Dec 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 1204 hours, while performing a review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Evisceration Department, the following was observed; I observed heavily beaded condensation after the West Brush Cabinet on the overhead dirty pipes and ceiling tiles. At close examination, there was condensation dripping from the four (4) dirty turning wheels onto the poultry carcasses on the East and West Evisceration Lines. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the East and West Evisceration Lines by stopping the production. I informed (1st Processing Superintendent) and (Eviscerating Supervisor) of my observation. I rejected the East and West Evisceration Lines with US Rejected Tag B40 170463 for cross contamination. There were heavily beaded condensation over both evisceration lines from the West Brush Cabinet to the four (4) turning wheel before the Spray Cabinets. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the East and West Evisceration Lines at approximately 1216 hours. There were approximately fifty (50) poultry carcasses removed from the East and West Evisceration Lines for recondition with US Retained Tag B40 170464. There was product involved at this time. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Evisceration), I found no entry documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500 Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 151-2011 dated 11/29/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.